Income Tax

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Chancellor of the Exchequer

I hear the hon. Gentleman’s point, but I repeat what I have just said. We have to remember that people coming into national insurance at a lower rate also means people coming into entitlement to contributory benefits at that rate. We have a contributory principle in our benefits system, and national insurance is the key to it.